To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War and in conjunction with the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Newberry Library have mounted “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” an exhibition of more than 100 items that focuses on the enormous, and costly, effect the war had on civilians.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.
A fascinating Peruvian manuscript in the Ayer collection at the Newberry describes a series of events that occurred in the aftermath of the conquest of Peru and Francisco Pizarro’s establishment of the Spanish colonial capital of Lima in 1535.
Join us for this free tour of “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” Chicago’s only major exhibition on the Civil War during its 150th anniversary. One of the exhibition’s co-curators will walk visitors through more than 100 items that focus on the enormous, and costly, effect the war had on civilians.
Early in the 18th century French interests expanded into the interior of the Ohio River Valley. Travelers who explored the fertile tributary rivers of the Ohio offer a unique perspective on this agrarian village world.
The American Civil War was precipitated by the issue of slavery, and the industrial-level slaughter made it the bloodiest war ever fought by the United States. Why, then, was there so little painting during the Civil War depicting race, slavery, and the battlefield?
10 am - 12:30 pm
“Oh that I had the power to make Time lame,
To stay the stars, or make the moon stand still,
That future day might never stay haste thy flight.”
The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for graduate students to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.
This colloquium examines, both conceptually and historically, the relation between print and place. It advances the notion of the “print region” - wherein books and periodicals are made predominantly by, for, and about a regional population - and focuses on the mid-nineteenth-century “Gold Rush West,” which encompasses San Francisco, Sacramento, and the mining hinterlands of the Sierra Nevada.
Historians D. Bradford Hunt, Eric Fure-Slocum, and Leon Fink will discuss post-war urban change and conflict in Chicago and Milwaukee.